An impressive alternative to the Civic Si, but does the GT badge work on this car?
Kia rolled out an all-new third-generation Forte compact sedan in 2019, but waited one model year to introduce the more performance-oriented Forte GT. The GT variant is a direct competitor to the Honda Civic Si sedan, with a 201 horsepower, 195 lb-ft torque turbocharged inline four.
When you build a car that’s as iconic to a brand as Soul is to Kia, it’s challenging to redesign it in a way that keeps what made the car special in the first place, while also making it better as it advances into the future and introducing something new to excite the brand faithful and bring in new customers. (more…)